Archive for November, 2006

More benefits of Red Wine

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Researchers at the Harvard Medical School and the National Institute on Aging report that a natural substance found in red wine, known as resveratrol, offsets the bad effects of a high-calorie diet in mice and significantly extends their lifespan.  You can read about it here.

Adding Wine Searcher Results to your Wines

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 has a taxonomy for how they search and display results for wines.  For the free listings, check out the following URL which explains how to add a wine result list to your site. For example, to find Chataeu Mouton Rothschild, 2000 in the US and list the results in US Dollars,  you’d add the following link:

It is my hope to add these results to the wine recaps so that others may find/purchase/consume wines we’ve had at our dinners.


Dominus Vertical Tasting in Palo Alto, CA

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

I’ve got a sweet spot for Dominus.  On Friday, November 17th, Spago in Palo Alto will host a vertical tasting of Dominus from 1983 – 2003.  Of course I’d love to attend, there’s only 3,000 miles of USA between me and the event, along with springing for a highly irrational trip and a $650 entry fee. Still…one can dream.  If you are in Palo Alto, I could not recommend a finer producer to enjoy and cherish on that noble evening. Here’s a link to the event.

Make your own wine…

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

With the WinePod, slightly bigger than an iPod :-), and capable of producing cases of your own wine.

The Most Useful Wine Book Ever….

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

The Oxford Companion to Wine – here’s a write-up from Slate. 800 pages of goodness!